“…(by Benjamin Lindelof) You can’t compare the success of companies like you mentioned to the success of Sierra On-Line. Sierra On-Line was an empire. They were acquiring other companies like EA….”
Benjamin, I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings or someone else’s, but why does it matter that Sierra On-Line was an empire? Only the end-products matter, the games that we loved. So, if a smaller company puts out a great product such as Sierra’s or better, it doesn’t mean that the company is less successful. In financial terms, sure, Sierra would be top. But finances doesn’t matter to us the end-users, as long as the company is profitable enough to continue making great things. And which, as the previous poster said, need NOT be, shamefully, multi-zillion dollar projects.